Connecticut Medical Malpractice: Why Are Medical Errors Not Being Investigated
Last fall we published a blog on medical errors and that some of them are preventable. A study published in BMJ cited that if medical errors were a cause of death that was recorded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that they would be the third leading cause of death in the United States. That study has prompted more investigation by the medical community.
Why isn’t more being done to address medical errors?
When our Connecticut medical malpractice team begins an investigation into a new case involving a medical error, we begin by gathering the facts. Patient data is reported using codes. Currently, no code is used for death by error, therefore collecting data requires persistence and investigation; something our team does well.
Taking a proactive approach to prevent medical errors is another way to reduce them. Nearly every industry is asked to do more with less including healthcare. Once errors are identified if employees are able to speak freely to aid in prevention, these events can be tracked.
If you or your loved one suffered a catastrophic injury and question the level of care you received, contact our firm immediately. Our Connecticut medical malpractice team comprises a doctor/attorney, Robert Messey, and a nurse/attorney, Gayle Sullivan. They will begin an immediate legal and medical investigation into your care.